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Herbal Infusions or Herbal Tea

Herbal tea comprises a large number of varied teas. Even though every tea tastes different, one could at least categorise the teas according to which part of the plant was used. Herbal tea can refer to both pure teas, such as peppermint, and all tea blends in which several herbs and also fruits are thrown together. In any case, herbal teas are delicious, aromatic and unique drinks that can sweeten your day. In the article below, we would like to give you some more basic knowledge about herbal tea. Why not enjoy a soothing cup of the ever-popular classic fennel-anise-caraway tea while reading?

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What is Herbal Tea?

Herbal tea, just like fruit tea, is by definition not actually a tea at all, but an infusion. Black tea, green tea and white tea may actually be called tea because they come from the tea plant or a variety of it and come with certain manufacturing processes that are not necessary for herbal and fruit teas.

In contrast to green tea, for example, herbs for herbal tea do not require any additional processing steps such as wilting, drying, etc. When you order loose tea from us, the ingredients are of course dried, but there is nothing to stop you simply picking some of the fresh herbs yourself and preparing them directly as tea. All you have to do is to pour hot water over it to kill all micro-organisms - and you will have a healthy, tasty food.

What can be Used for Herbal Tea?

There is a wide variety of native and exotic plants that are edible for humans. Almost all of them can be used to make a tasty and often health-promoting tea. Depending on one's preferences, a wide variety of combinations can be made. People often try to create tea compositions that taste good together, but in herbal medicine in particular, certain ingredients that promise similar healing effects are often thrown together to create a tea tailored to the problem.

Herbal teas usually use the leaves, flowers, fruits or seeds, bark or roots of the various plants, both pure and in a wide variety of combinations.

There are a lot of teas that consist mainly of leaves of the respective plant. Peppermint and nana mint are well-known examples, but stinging nettle tea is also becoming increasingly popular these days. Lemongrass is also used for many teas because, as the name suggests, it gives off a delicious citrus aroma and adds a little zing to the tea. For a taste of this, we recommend our pure lemongrass tea.

The best-known "flower tea" is undoubtedly chamomile tea. No medicine cabinet should be without it and it is one of the most popular teas, both loose and in bags. But there are also many other delicious and healthy teas made from flowers. How about a flowery and aromatic rose blossom tea, for example? Not only does it look delicious, but it also gives off the fresh aroma of a whole bouquet of roses when brewed.

As mentioned, the fruits or seeds of the various herbs and plants can also be used. The choice and variety of flavours are gigantic. Excellent examples in this category are, of course, fennel, anise, and caraway. Each of these tastes excellent on its own, but as a combination they are also a well-known household remedy worldwide for flatulence and other problems in the gastrointestinal tract. Pepper also falls into the same category. We have a selection of different teas with pepper for those who like it a little spicier.

Admittedly, bark is rarely used in teas, simply because it often does not contain many flavours and important substances. But there are a few well-known barks that are used. Worth mentioning and widely known is cinnamon. There are different varieties of cinnamon trees, which produce rather mild (Ceylon) or tart (Cassia) cinnamon. For this, the bark of the tree is removed and processed into tea. We have both types of cinnamon in many of our teas. One ingredient that has recently become very popular is lapacho. This is a tree from South America whose bark has been used there for ages to make delicious tea that perks you up without caffeine and is also said to be effective against febrile illnesses and gastrointestinal problems.

Roots are also frequently used for tea. A well-known and popular example is ginger. The ginger root is chopped into small pieces and makes a spicy-hot tea that is said to have all kinds of immune-boosting effects. Ginger is particularly popular in combination with lemon or orange, and as an ingredient in aromatic winter teas. A relative of ginger, called turmeric, is also used as a root. Turmeric is known for the golden colour that the tea has. If you want to experience its unique taste for yourself, we recommend our delicious Turmeric Sunset.

Herbal Tea Health Benefits

Many of the herbs that are made into tea have been used for centuries and longer in traditional medicine as remedies for all kinds of ailments. The effects vary from ingredient to ingredient. Some tea blends are specially blended to address certain ailments and can be bought in this way in the drugstore or pharmacy, for example as bladder tea or cold tea. There are also many relaxation teas or teas for weight loss.

The most important components in herbal teas (and teas in general) are the plant substances, tannins, vitamins, trace elements, minerals and essential oils. While the plant substances are usually only dissolved by infusion and thus come into effect, the vitamins are usually less heat-resistant and decrease quickly in high heat.

Many herbal teas are good for the nerves, can have a calming effect on body and mind and help to improve sleep or general well-being. Another great advantage for tea lovers is that, with a few exceptions such as guarana, guayusa and mate, herbal teas have no caffeine. This makes them ideal for children, pregnant women and anyone who does not tolerate or like caffeine. Cheers.

List of our Tea Ingredients

Here you will find an alphabetical list of all our tea ingredients. Click on an ingredient to see all the teas that contain it. In addition, we offer you further information about the respective tea ingredient:

Pineapple, Anise, Apple, Valerian, Basil, Beetroot, Birch, Nettle, Blackberry, Cassia, Chili, Cistus, Cranberries, Strawberry, Safflower, Fennel, Lady's Mantle, Goji Berries, Mate, Guarana, Oat Straw, Rose Hip, Hemp, Hibiscus, Raspberry, Elder, Hop, Ginger, Jasmine, Currant, Cocoa, Chamomile, Caramel, Cardamom, Cherry, Coconut, Kombucha, Coriander, Cornflowers, Brittle, Caraway, Turmeric, Lapacho, Lavender, Lime, Phillyrea, Mallow, Tangerine, Almonds, Lemon Balm, Melon, Mistletoe, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Clove, Orange, Oregano, Osmanthus, Papaya, Parsley, Pepper, Peppermint, Puffed Rice, Rhubarb, Marigold, Rose, Raisins, Rosemary, Sage, Sea Buckthorn, Yarrow, Sunflower, Ribwort Plantain, Licorice, Thyme, Hawthorn, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena